Ubuntu's Linux OS -- Mac OS X's Doppelganger?
Apr 28, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)
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"Apple is fading from relevance in the computing space as it
turns its attention toward phones, Web tablets and other consumer
gadgets. Its server products are a joke, and its desktop and laptop
machines are rapidly losing their allure: Selling style over
substance works only as long as you remain stylish, but on that
front Apple has become tired, boring and predictable.
"But if you're an old-style Apple fan (by which I mean a fan of
Apple Computer, not the new Apples R Us toys and games company)
then there's no need to fret. Apple may not "get" it anymore, but
it seems Canonical does.
"Canonical is the open source software company behind Ubuntu, a
Linux distro with a powerful server OS. It's a bit like OS X
Server, but more than a handful of people actually use Ubuntu
Server Edition, and Canonical still actively develops and updates
it with a new release every six months."